Schedule a data import

Scheduled imports make it is possible to specify that certain import operations should occur at some regular interval.

Before you begin

Role required: import_scheduler, import_admin, or admin

About this task

Important: Do not schedule multiple imports at the same time. Running multiple imports concurrently may negatively impact performance or cause an instance outage.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Import Sets > Administration > Scheduled Imports.
    Scheduled Data Import form
  2. Complete the form (see table).
    Table 1. Scheduled Data Import form
    Field Description
    Name Enter a name for this scheduled data import.
    Data source Select the data source record that defines the data to import.

    If you select a remote datasource, it is refreshed via the remote connection prior to the import operation.

    Run as Enter the name of a user whose credentials the import job uses. If you do not specify a value, the import job runs as the guest user.
    Active Select this check box to activate the scheduled import.
    Run Select the frequency at which you want to run the import.
    Time Enter the time you want the import to begin. Do not schedule multiple imports at the same time. Running multiple imports concurrently may negatively impact performance or cause an instance outage.
    Conditional Select this check box if you want to write a script to define the conditions that must evaluate to true before the import runs.
    Condition Write the script to be used to evaluate whether an import should run. This field is visible if you selected the Conditional check box.
    Repeat interval Select the period that must elapse before the import is repeated. This field is visible if Run is set to Periodically.
    Starting Click the calendar icon and select the date on which the import should begin. This field is visible if Run is set to Periodically.
    Execute pre-import script Select this check box if you want to write a script to be run before the import is performed.
    Pre script Write the script you want to run before the data is imported. This field is visible if you selected the Execute pre-import script check box.
    Execute post-import script Select this check box if you want to write a script to be run after the import is performed.
    Post script Write the script you want to run after the import finishes. This field is visible if you selected the Execute post-import script check box.
  3. To stop an import that is taking too much time, navigate to System Import Sets > Advanced > Progress.
  4. Open the Progress Worker that must be canceled.
  5. Click the Cancel job related link.
    Cancel job related link